Capital Investigates:Birmingham's Drinking Culture

7 November 2014, 06:00

A Capital investigation has found out that teenagers who are only just legal to drink are dying because they are drinking too much.

Professor James Neuberger, a liver expert, at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth hospital says they are seeing too many young people dying from liver failure because of excessive drinking.

He says people who are drinking 10 pints of beer or 7 glasses of wine are putting their lives at serious risk.

As part of our research 40% of people we asked in the City admitted drinking more than that amount on a single night out and 12 percent said they do this on a regular basis.

Almost half of those, told us they've done something they've regretted because of heavy drinking.

Professor Neuberger says they have seen teenagers as young as eighteen and nineteen with serious liver failtue because they have become alcohol dependent from drinking more than the NHS guidelines on a regular basis.

Professor James Neuberger

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